My most memorable moments from 2008 -- From famine in Africa to watching my brother win a medal at the Olympics

It has been a fantastic year. Four continents, multiple countries, many stories, both tears and laughter and everything in between. I'll just touch upon a few of my most memorable moments from the year, the bulk of which I spent in East Africa and traveling around the region. Near Ruhengeri, Rwanda ...more

Winter Dew Tour to feature women’s events

For years, the Dew Tour has been a staple for action sports enthusiasts. Consisting of five major, multi-sport events spanning the country with a cumulative points system and the largest purse in action sports, the Dew Tour has been one of the most watched and attended action sports properties in the world. The only problem? The Dew Tour didn’t feature any female competitiors. Now that the tour has expanded into a winter action sports series, girls are finally invited to the party.   ...more

Canadian Champion Joannie Rochette Wins Skate Canada

Skate Canada, the second in the Grand Prix figure skating series, took place in Ottawa this week and ended today.  With only a small batch of competitors in each division, it was easy to focus in on the ladies: three Canadians, three Americans, two Japanese and four European skaters.  Beginning with the short program on Friday, long time Canadian champion, Joannie Rochette triumphed, skating to "Summertime" and receiving a standing ovation, coming out 7 points ahead of Fumie Suguri, former world medalist, and Caroline Zhang, rising American star and former world Junior champion.&n ...more

I've been far too busy lately to keep up with skating even if it were shown on TV so thank you ...more

Skate America Kicks Off Figure Skating Season, Looking Toward Olympics

Figure Skating fans can prepare for a wild ride between now and the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, Canada.  With fifteen months to go, the 2008-2009 figure skating season began this past week with Skate America in Washington, and not only were most of the major American contenders at the event, but so were some of the best in the world.  Blowing away the rest of the pack of the ladies, Kim Yu-Na of South Korea, record holder for highest points ever in short and long programs, won han ...more

MY DAY AT THE FAUX OLYMPICS

I entered the pool area at the gym today and par for the course asked whoever was already in the water (in this case, two men):  JESSICA:  Is it cold? One man just responded with a blank stare. The other, a 40 something year old, who from this point forward shall be known as "Freaky Guy ", loudly asked: FREAKY GUY:  What are you?  A sissy? Hop in. ...more

The Dara dilemma: Love her or hate her?

Is it just me, or has Dara Torres, the 41-year-old triple silver medal winner at the Beijing Olympics, set the bar a little too high for us normal folk? Winning medals in five different Olympics (dating back to 1984!) is mind-blowing enough, but what about that body? ...more

A Perfect Match: Two Tennis Loving Moms Team Up To Turn Passion into Cash.

You may not see this year's tennis Olympians wearing a new product invented by two tennis loving moms, but just wait. ...more

Their Just Little Guys, No Different From Anyone Else

Drew and I have developed a bad habit recently of staying up way too late and then sucking it majorly the next morning. This feeling has been classified as 'The Olympic Hangover'. All of this Olympic consumption is really starting to mess with my day. When Belle and Lily do something at night that really sets me off after I've had a long day, I can't help but curse that Olympic Hangover when I start to lose my shit. ...more

Italy's Olympians

A few people have asked me to weigh in on the Olympics, although I must say, I was so proud of the Italians that I really didn’t have a barb ready and waiting to put fingertips to keyboard.  Proud, first because our athletes were so awesome.  And I didn’t care about the medals.  The coverage of their stamina, their training and dedication was very awe-inspiring, especially the women.  ...more

Not Fans of Naming Babies After Olympians

Last week we posed the question, "Would you consider naming your baby after an Olympic Champion like 'Phelps'?" and we asked you to cast your vote in our poll. Here are the results: Yes - 21%No - 79%Red Cup Mom said...This is hilarious! Phelps as a first name. I am sure I will meet one next year.Beth Ewing said... ...more
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